Summer Picks

Summer is finally here and I am sooooo ready for it as I’m sure many of you are.June so far has been a pretty rainy month here in Washington but that’s all about to change.Sun is in the projected forecast for at least the next week!!!!!I’m preparing for summer so I thought I would share some of my summer go-to picks with you.Cheers to a great summer!!!!

Billie Razor//Supergoop CC Cream//Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen//Polarized Aviator Sunglasses//Victoria Emerson Wrap Bracelets//Beach Sun Hat//Tie Dye T-Shirt Dress//Boyfriend Denim Shorts//Arizona Birkenstock Slide Sandal//Starbucks Unsweetened Dark Roast Ice Coffee//Coffee Mate Vanilla Almond Milk Creamer//Stainless Steel Mermaid Straws

Mother’s Day Gift Guide 🌸

I hope each and every one of you is having an awesome weekend!Mother’s Day is fast approaching so I thought I’d share some really awesome Mother’s Day gifts. All of which can be ordered from the comfort of your own home and delivered to theirs.

Victoria Emerson’s bracelet wraps and cuffs are my go-to accessories for dressing up any outfit. I’ve given these to family and friends and they are a big hit every time!Not only are they stunning and comfortable they come in a wide variety of styles. My personal favorites are the wrap bracelets.

Essential Oil Diffuser – Amazon

I love my Asakuki essential oil diffuser and use it throughout my day. It creates a calming atmosphere with its customizable multi- light features, soothing scents and sounds.

Young Living – Essential oils

This is the only company I’ve ever bought essential oils from. My favorite blends are combination of orange and lavender or eucalyptus blue.

Moon Valley Organics – Organic Skin Care & Honey Products

I became a big fan of this company and it’s products years ago while visiting the Pike’s Place market.They produce a wide array of organic personal care items and honey!Not only are their items organic they smell and work phenomenally. I suggest the gift set bundles or a gift card.

How can we talk about Mother’s Day without talking about chocolate!!Enough said. Here’s some of Seattle’s/Tacoma’s best chocolate and toffee treats.

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Theo Chocolate – Mother’s Day gift sets

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Also, keep in mind there are a lot of great shops and restaurants that are closed right due to Covid-19. A great way to continue to support local businesses while getting your mom a gift is to buy a gift card for future use.

I hope you find these gift suggestions helpful.

Be well, Nicole

Feelin’ It

It’s that time a month again where I reveal what I’m feelin’. Check it out I’m sure you’ll find something to your liking!

 

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Hershey’s Birthday Cake Kisses

I love white chocolate and anything birthday cake flavor!!!I’m currently obsessed with Hershey’s Birthday cake kisses. They’re the best of both worlds. Get your fix on @ Target, Wal-Mart or Amazon!

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Notre Vie A Paris (Our Life in Paris)

https://notrevieaparis.squarespace.com/

I’ve been reading this new blog about two Americans in Paris. It’s about their experiences, feelings and obstacles of living in a foreign land. Everyday experiences are shared like going to the grocery store and dealing with language barriers to strolling the history rich laden streets of Paris. Not only is the writing great but the pictures and the music are fabulous! They even share their favorite hot spots to visit. If you want to experience a bit of Paris I suggest reading this!

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Whackadoodles & Wanderlust

http://whackadoodles.com/

I went to a Pinsperation market this past weekend and had a great time. I got lots of inspiration and found lots of new vendors that I love! One in particular was Whackadoodles & Wanderlust. They are a stylish Washington state based company that makes beautiful pieces by upcycling antique silver plated or sterling silver flatware. I bought this cool bracelet that was made out of recycled belt material! I think their products are amazing and I appreciate that they are made out upcycled materials. You have to check out their website they have everything from earrings to key chains to wine tags and oh, did I mention they do custom orders!

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Jamie Oliver’s Drink Tube Channel – YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/user/JamiesDrinksTube

I love this YouTube channel! On this channel you’ll find many quick, thirst quenching recipes for basically every drink genre and then some. Jamie Oliver (a.k.a. the naked chef) and friends concoct cocktails, smoothies, juices, infused water, coffee and tea to name a few. In addition, there are many different tips and techniques that can be explained in a minute or less. For example, I recently learned how to make coffee using a Moka pot! If you’re looking to expand your beverage making repertoire you’ll definitely want to watch this channel!

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Ten Meter Tower

Video

http://twistedsifter.com/videos/ten-meter-tower-by-maximilien-van-aertryck-axel-danielson/

I came across this video the other day and strangely I can relate to it. When I was about seven I had to jump off the high dive in order to pass my swimming lessons. I was so afraid but was motivated to jump because I didn’t want to fail! Sometimes in life it’s better just to go for it and dive in otherwise you might just miss out because of fear.

 

FEELIN’ IT

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Here are a couple of things I’ve been feelin’ lately.

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Amber Kelley is a talented & inspiring thirteen year old who is a Food Network Star chef. I came across a segment she did with a major Seattle news channel and was very impressed by her message to promote and challenge people to eat healthy delicious food. I suggest following her on all social media Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and yes, she has a YouTube channel it’s very entertaining. Watch her with your kids or by yourself and get inspired to not only cook delicious meals but meals that are healthy. Recently I’ve been making her green smoothie and I love it! It’s healthy and it tastes great! She has many excellent recipes that I’m dying to try.

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TheWoollyBugger – Etsy shop

https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheWoollyBugger?ref=search_shop_redirect

I’m a big supporter of buying local especially from artists. Recently I came across a stunning piece of Washington state string art someone posted on Instagram of Jane Patten’s work. She’s a Spokane artist whose subject matter is inspired by the outdoors of the Pacific Northwest. She makes custom drawings, mugs, totes and string art. Check out her Etsy shop you won’t be disappointed.

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Moon Valley Organics

https://www.moonvalleyorganics.com/

I have been buying products from this skin care company for over 10+years at their stand in the Pike’s Place Market and everything is excellent! I have very sensitive skin that gets really dried out in the winter and their lotion bars help keep my skin looking and feeling great. Moon Valley Organics is a USDA certified organic business that sells everything from soaps, lotion bars, lip balms, medicinal salves/balms etc.. Check out their website or visit them next time you’re at the Pike’s Place Market.

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I’m always looking for life hacks on how to be more productive here’s a great article from REALSIMPLE on just that. It’s a worth your time read.

http://www.realsimple.com/work-life/life-strategies/time-management/habits-highly-productive-people

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Pinspiration Market

https://www.pinspirationmarket.com/upcoming-markets/

I’ve attended a couple of The Funky Junk Sisters events before at the Washington State Fair grounds and they are just the perfect girls day/night events. The Pinspiration Market is a new event showcasing over 100 booths of what you would find on Pinterest! If you’re obsessed with Pinterest as much as I am you’ll want to check this event out for sure!

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When: February 10th & 11th

Where: Washington State Fairgrounds

Early Bird Shopping

Friday night Feb.10 from 6pm to 9pm ($15)

  •  Purchase tickets ahead ONLINE to get in at 5:30pm
  •  Tickets will be available to purchase at the door ($15) at 6pm
  •  Early bird tickets get you in both Friday night and Saturday

General Admission

  • Saturday is general admission shopping ($8) from 10am to 4pm
  • Kids 12 and under are free